Dealing with my own gator hides this year
I have always let the processor deal with it.
-Skin, Salt, Roll and drain overnight in a cooler with an open drain.
- Carefully scrape and maybe try pressure washer to clean things up.
- Re salt and roll and put in brine: 25 gal water, 50# mixing salt, 1# Borax and pint of bleach.
Some questions assuming this will work:
How long can I keep them in a sealed pickle barrel in a pole barn?
And how can I tell if things are going south?
Trying to avoid a bunch of trips down to Sebring, What about just freezing for a month or two?(after fleshing and salting)
I know long term freezing is no good but short term maybe?
For they always bring me tears
I can't forgive the way they rob me
Of my childhood souvenirs"... John Prine